Exactly 100 years ago Ravindranath Tagore penned ‘Jana Gana Mana’ and 61 years ago it received recognition as national anthem. To celebrate this occasion writer Mandar Namjoshi wrote a script and it saw the cinematic form through the Marathi film ‘Jana Gana Mana’, which is being released on 27th January 2012. The film talks about a committed teacher from a remote place and a student- exactly opposite his nature, studying in his school.
The highlight of this film is that it will be released in digital format and can be viewed by film lovers in theatres in Maharashtra as well as on the laptops and mobile phones anywhere in the world. It is for the first time that a regional film is being released in such a format. The film which stars Nandu Madhav, Madhura Velankar, Santosh Juvekar, Sandeep Mehta and Uday Sabnis is directed by Amit Abhyankar.
To convert the film intro digital format, the director has taken help from a software company Geodesic Ltd; who have also helped them to release the film online through Mundu TV using their applications. But, to view the film in this format on laptop, Computer and Smartphones, the viewer will have to spend US $ 2.99. The film was selected for competition among seven best films, prior to its release in Pune International film festival.